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White House intends to nominate EY’s Suzette Kent as next Federal CIO

New York, 30 January 2018

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Kent could be the first woman named to the position and will help lead digital transformation of government systems

The following is a statement (including biographical information) from Ernst & Young LLP (EY) about Suzette Kent, Principal, Financial Services Organization (FSO), Ernst & Young LLP, whom the White House intends to nominate as the next White House Federal Chief Information Officer (CIO) for Budget Management.

“Suzette’s diversity of skills and knowledge, coupled with her more than 27 years of global financial services client experience in commercial and retail banking and treasury, make her an outstanding choice for the next White House Federal CIO,” said Anthony Caterino, Vice Chair, Ernst & Young LLP, and Regional Managing Partner for EY FSO. “We are proud of Suzette and all of our EY colleagues who choose to build a better working world by helping our government protect the nation and serve the people. Having blazed a trail for women within the EY organization, I am confident in the incredible impact she will make as she transforms and industrializes government systems.”

Kent has helped firms with large-scale business transformation across technology solutions, business processes and innovative capabilities. She has also helped firms redesign business operations. Kent led the EY organization’s efforts around transforming and industrializing bank offerings for clients, and also led managed services operations for FSO. In addition, Kent served as learning lead for EY FSO Operations Improvement, and led various client engagements. She also spearheaded teams across the EY Banking and Capital Markets practice to help deliver offerings to clients across the globe. Kent worked with all areas of client organizations, alliance partners and industry utilities to deliver transformational change for technology, business process, regulatory compliance and product innovation. Her clients have included top 100 global companies. She holds several patents for product design and development for the banking industry.

The responsibilities of this role with the White House Budget Management office will include working with CIOs of federal government agencies to help the directives of the Executive and Legislative branches of government, including technology modernization and information protection, and digitization of the citizen experience, be delivered as mandated.

Kent is a former managing director for JP Morgan where she led Commercial Banking Client Solutions and the Treasury & Securities Services Global Program Management office. She is also a former president of Global Payment Consulting for Carreker Corporation and a former partner with Accenture’s Financial Services group.

Kent received a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism (Advertising & Marketing) from Louisiana State University. She is a former board member and current volunteer for Frisco Family Services. Kent resides in Frisco, Texas.

The EY organization is a leading provider to the global financial services marketplace

Nearly 51,000 EY financial services professionals around the world provide integrated assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services to our asset management, banking, capital markets and insurance clients. In the Americas, the EY organization is the only public accounting organization with a separate business unit dedicated to the financial services marketplace. Created in 2000, the Americas Financial Services Organization today includes more than 11,000 professionals at member firms in over 50 locations throughout the US, the Caribbean and Latin America.

EY professionals in our financial services practices worldwide align with key global industry groups, including the EY Global Wealth & Asset Management Center, Global Banking & Capital Markets Center, Global Insurance Center and Global Private Equity Center, which act as hubs for sharing industry-focused knowledge on current and emerging trends and regulations in order to help our clients address key issues. Our practitioners span many disciplines and provide a well-rounded understanding of business issues and challenges, as well as integrated services to our clients.

With a global presence and industry-focused advice, EY financial services professionals provide high-quality assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, including operations, process improvement, risk and technology, to financial services companies worldwide.

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